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21 March 2018
It's one world for the super-rich and another for the rest of us. Toffs tell debtors to hang and face sacking for bad behaviour; child poverty soars.
6 December 2017
The Royal Bank of Scotland wants to cut 259 branches and 1,000 jobs - while the Tories plan to sell it at a £26 billion loss
5 April 2017
Finding out one has cancer is worrying enough. Treatment is often an ordeal. Facing financial hardship and insecurity as a result adds enormously to the anxiety many experience.
28 February 2017
The Tories aren't prepared to tolerate 'loss-making' public institutions like the NHS - unless the publicly owned body is the Royal Bank of Scotland
12 October 2016
When we organise and fight back, we can win. That's the lesson of the Butterfields Won't Budge campaign.
5 August 2015
Brief dispatches on the utter hypocrisy of bosses and their politicians.
17 June 2015
Short dispatches on the incredible hypocrisy of the super-rich and their politicians.
20 January 2014
Nationalise the banks to stop the fat-cats rip off rewards: It's a tough time for bankers. The EU has decided to cap bankers' bonuses at 100%, and so condemned those earning more than £410,000 to "only" get paid double their salary
25 January 2012
249 workers have been shown the door at Peacocks' head office in Cardiff following the retail company going into administration, writes Dave Reid, Wales Socialist Party.
11 January 2012
Prime minister David Cameron now tells us that he is determined to announce action in this spring's Queen's speech on the phenomenally high pay of 'fat cat' company executives, writes Roger Shrives.
23 November 2011
2,000 young people in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire can't find work. Over 9,000 people in Mansfield are on the council housing waiting list. So why have building workers been thrown on the dole?
9 November 2011
Bonus bonanza: RBS, the bank that became synonymous with greedy speculative bankers (Fred 'the shred' Goodwin), huge corporate losses and publicly funded bailouts, has once again rewarded its top investment bankers with a £500 million pay and bonus pot...
3 March 2011
Energy rip-off: British Gas, the privatised energy giant, recently announced a 24% surge in profits in 2010. This was largely achieved on the back of screwing its customers with higher bills. Its parent company Centrica...
1 September 2010
On 26 August RBS announced a restructuring plan that will result in the closure of 14 insurance sites and the loss of 2,000 jobs, writes A Bristol call centre worker (Unite).
3 March 2010
Comment: IMAGINE WORKERS raiding their firm's safe every week to bet on horses. They stick the money, plus any winnings, back in the safe but keep a large cut for themselves. Now, imagine the workers betting most...
3 November 2009
DISGRACED EX-RBS boss, Fred 'the shred' Goodwin (notorious for sacking workers), must have produced a wry smile when the government instructed the largely nationalised bank to sell off 318 high street branches shedding a further 3,700 workers...
24 June 2009
STEPHEN HESTER, the new boss at the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) who replaced disgraced chief executive Fred Goodwin, is in line to receive a £10 million pay package...
4 March 2009
RESEMBLING SOME kind of feudal payment in perpetuity, sacked Royal Bank of Scotland boss Sir Fred Goodwin's £693,000 annual pension is absolutely outrageous, writes Pete Mason.
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